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Very sharp, ralleria and cabron! Great job!

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Doc folders:

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They'll come with X86 and Intel as well

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...I can release this single icon. If any of you is interested in knowing how to create an icon like that I can write a little tutorial as well as posting the psd file.


I would very much appreciate that, actually!

I love photoshop tutorials, and would enjoy making icons with your style!

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I'll do as soon as possible, I'm very busy atm. Maybe it's better to post a pdf file with the tutorial rather than a new thread. Let me know about it.

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Sure, pdf is fine with me!

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Hi,

i made these two a while ago.

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It is good for Winamp if you still have to visit XP for some reasons. but the included png is very big, so I actually use one of them as a centered desktop image atm :D

not kidding, look:

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Maybe someone find them useful :)

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Those are cool xtraa, after downloading them I noticed that they lack some details (some shapes are pixellated here and there, especially on the borders)

I made this icon on which I'll base the tutorial, I hope you'll like.
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Changing the colour is very easy so that you can choose the colour you prefer without any effort.
I'll post it as soon as possible.

Edited by ralleria, 19 December 2005 - 11:03 PM.


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Another little gift for our community while I'm sick, (png drag and drop on your desk!)

Edited by ralleria, 20 December 2005 - 09:44 PM.


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Sure, pdf is fine with me!

I would also appreciate to have a short tutorial, or at least to know which applications you are using to generate such pretty icons :censored2:

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I just use photoshop CS, many people use 3D apps as well as Photoshop but I'm not used to them.
Analyzing the last icon I used: a seal shape (you can find it in the photoshop shapes), the blending options (in order to give it a 3D aspect); after that I duplicated the main shape cutting half of it then I put a gradient on a mask applied on the shape

If you want to create icons like those you have to have a little knowledge of the pen tool as well as the blending options. My tutorial will be addressed to beginners, creating those icons is very simple. For me the most difficult thing is "making the tutorial"

Creating the aqua, the metal and the brushed metal interface is not difficult at all.
If you want to we can analyze them one by one.

Edited by ralleria, 21 December 2005 - 10:55 AM.


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I just use photoshop CS, many people use 3D apps as well as Photoshop but I'm not used to them.
Analyzing the last icon I used: a seal shape (you can find it in the photoshop shapes), the blending options (in order to give it a 3D aspect); after that I duplicated the main shape cutting half of it then I put a gradient on a mask applied on the shape

If you want to create icons like those you have to have a little knowledge of the pen tool as well as the blending options. My tutorial will be addressed to beginners, creating those icons is very simple. For me the most difficult thing is "making the tutorial"

Creating the aqua, the metal and the brushed metal interface is not difficult at all.
If you want to we can analyze them one by one.


It all sounds great. Would you be willing to post the layered photoshop document to assist the learning process? If it helps you could use the note feature (or just additional lsyers) to anotate your psd file.

Either way, looking forward to the tutorial.

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I'm making the tutorial but it's not finished yet.
In the meantime you can enjoy the psd file of the powerbook icon posted above by me.
If you have any question feel free to ask, I don't mind explaining what I did

I hope you'll like it. The only way to learn is to experiment changing the blending options parameters or the main shapes (editing them with the direct selection tool).

The difficult of the tutorial is that I don't know your knownledge of photoshop, so if I have to explain how to modify a simple vector shape it'll take a little bit.

Thanks for the main interest
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If you want to create the icon, you have to hide the background images, make a crop and save as .png

Then there are many apps that export from png to icns to a folder with the icon on it.
Please do not distribute this icon/psd file as if it were yours, at least put my name somewhere. :censored2:

The last thing: in general it is not advisable to create a widescreen icon (I mean an icon as a rectangle), when you convert it to icon it will look smaller. Why did I do that? Cause I use this image mainly as a background.

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cool ralleria, i cant wait!

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Generic mail icon, put everything you like in the frame.
I've also created the curved line for the text (there's a specific layer for it)

Feel free to modify it and re-post it


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I'm sorry but I don't think that I'll release the tutorial, since I've read what I've written and I don't think it would be useful for you (I'm not that good at explaining things)


Feel free to ask me everything you want, through private message too

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Hello all, this is my first post! After reading the thread, I made my own OSx86 Drive Icon. I must admit that I cheated, not being a Photoshop wizard. The base drive image is from http://www.iconfactory.com/ it is from a package called World Of Aqua Tiger Drives by Dave Brasgalla. That said, all I did was throw "OS" and "86" on there in two font sizes. I used Iconverter to pull out the icons in the attached file. I thought I might share them with you. I made an effort to use the correct angle of perspective when adding the new layers of text in photoshop. Other than that I just have to say that OSx86Project is the diggity-dawg :) and that I have been waiting for years to run a Macintosh OS on my PC, and thanks to all the hard work by people on here, I was able to do it! -jbjonas

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p.s. make sure to open the folder inside the .zip file. there are 2 icons inside.

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Hello,

First post on this board and first attempt at creating an icon.

This is for the AMD users.

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It is a modification of a desktop background that I came across previoulsy. I can't find it now otherwise I would attribute.

...That preview image is terrible...

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Edited by altered7th, 20 January 2006 - 11:10 AM.


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The icons in my dock ended up being custom made. I was using the icons from 'Xpack' and decided that I liked the rounded square image that the icons for the volumes in 'Xpack' used, so I pretty much copied the square minus the middle 'image' in the square and made my own. I absolutely love my new icon set, exactly what I was looking for, very uniformed.

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Well after being inspired by Kevlar, I went to http://www.iconfactory.com/cb_home.asp to finally get Candybar... So now I got rid of the cute but annoying hard drive icons that showed up on my desktop for my NTFS drives. In the process of making a new icon for them, I also remade my original OSx86 drive icon, to get rid of the Anti-Aliasing artifacts which look especially crappy on dark backgrounds.
One awesome tool I found in all my futzing around to create decent icons is CocoThumbX. It's incredibly simple, works wonderfully, and is free! All you do is drag a file (according to author "Support all Cocoa Image-formats, all supported Quicktime movies, PDF, EPS, Word DOC every text file") into it, and it gives the file a very nice icon thumbnail which you can copy wherever you want from 'get info'. It also does all other kinds of great stuff. Check it out at http://www.stalkingw...are/cocothumbx/
I also have been using Iconverter http://www.extraneous.us to extract images and icon files from any app, folder, etc. It is great, and can also do batch converting...

Anyway, here are the two new icons I have created so I have something to distinguish my OSx86 drives from my XP NTFS drives on my desktop. Hope you can use them.
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oh- I almost forgot, credit for the base icons I used still goes to:
World Of Aqua Tiger Drives by Dave Brasgalla, an awesome icon set I got from iconfactory. ;)
http://www.iconfacto...query=brasgalla

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I just posted a whole set of my drive icons (16 total)
http://forum.osx86pr...?showtopic=8904 :gun:

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I don't want to be rude but posting icons made by another person modded by you is not very good....you should ask him permission to do that





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